Vicky M. Meier

Vicky M. Meier CPA, 57, formerly of Hartford and Brookfield, quietly entered heaven on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 surrounded by her caring family in Rochester, Minn.

She was born Dec. 7, 1950 in Hartford.

Vicky was the loving daughter of Pearl and the late Robert R Meier of Brookfield; nurturing sister of Diane Meier M.D. (Reed Wahlberg) of Wayzata, Minn. and John Meier (Melissa) of Long-mont, Colo.; close friend of Robert F. Spindell; fun-loving aunt to Nathaniel, Andrew and Jeffrey; and dear niece of May and James Henning and Wallace and Joan Pusch.

Vicky was respected and loved and is missed by many relatives, friends and clients.

Vickyís positive spirit, faith, and gentle humor was evident throughout her personal relationships, professional CPA consulting career and during her recent race against cancer.

Vicky was valedictorian in high school during her senior year in Sicily, Italy through AFS and graduated from Brookfield East High School.

She received BS and MSW degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, completed her MBA, masterís degree in accounting and CPA at North-eastern U in Boston.

She initially worked as a CPA in tax and audit at Arthur Anderson & Co and subsequently developed an independent CPA consulting practice, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Vickyís creative entre-penerial skills and compassion to help others lead to many additional projects throughout her life.

Vicky began a day care in Madison, co-developed Taxpro software for Apple Newton, volunteered for AFS, served as a board member and event organizer of the Milwaukee Ballet, was associated with Prospect Realty & Business Brokers Inc., Spindell Group LLC, volunteered accounting management for Career Youth Development, organized Prospect Avenue News and community group, and initiated a fun family beach clean-up game, Flotsam and Jetsam, on Sanibel Island, a beloved second home.

A small memorial service was held at Brookfield Lutheran Church with plans for Celebration of Life in summer.

Donations to Brookfield Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

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